Kuena Diaho MILE 12

MILE 12, Kuena Diaho


Kuena Diaho is from the Kingdom of Lesotho and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the National University of Lesotho as well as a certificate of Intellectual Property Law from WIPO Academy. She has interned and volunteered her services with a number of Institutions in her home country. These include The Ministry of Trade and Industry Cooperatives and Marketing Legal Department, The High Court of Lesotho under both the Office of the Registrar and High Court and of the Chief Justice Judges' Clerk respectively, a number of Private Law Firms and most recently with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Generation (MDGG) group. During her study, she participated in the Phillip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the National University of Lesotho British Parliamentary Debate Club. Kuena has been volunteering with the Young Women's Christian Association of Lesotho for seven years as the National Youth Coordinator and board member. She has represented the organisation both nationally and internationally in peace initiatives such as The Joint Advocacy Initiative - Journey for Justice. In 2010 she joined the World Young Women's Christian Association at the head office in Geneva as a one year intern (Professional Associate) with the Programs Department. As an intern, Kuena worked on Human Rights, Advocacy and Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Resolution 1325, Gender Based Violence and on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and HIV/AIDS. Following the completion of her internship, Kuena remained with YWCA Lesotho on a volunteer basis and contributed to the compilation of the CEDAW- Lesotho shadow report for the CEDAW Committee. She has represented the World YWCA by participating as a panelist and speaker at International fora such as the International AIDS Conference in 2010, the International Women's summit on HIV/AIDS, the World YWCA Council and The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2011. Kuena also did work on International Advocacy for Non-Governmental Organisations through the IANGO Accountability Charter.